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Reference Two types of endosymbiotic bacteria in the enigmatic marine worm Xenoturbella bocki. Kjeldsen KU, Obst M, Nakano H, Funch P, Schramm A. Applied and environmental microbiology. 2010.
Abstract Two types of endosymbiotic bacteria were identified in the gastrodermis of the marine invertebrate Xenoturbella bocki (Xenoturbellida, Bilateria). While previously described Chlamydia-like endosymbionts were rare, Gammaproteobacteria distantly related to other endosymbionts and pathogens were abundant. The endosymbionts should be considered when interpreting the poorly understood ecology and evolution of Xenoturbella.
Pubmed ID 20139320